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The Volkswagen ID.3 will be 40% cheaper to build than the e-Golf

'Most of it from cells and the battery system'

Volkswagen's new ID.3 electric vehicle will be 40% cheaper to build than the electric version of its Golf model, Chief Executive Herbert Diess told investors on Monday. The battery in the new ID.3 can be used to add structural rigidity to the body and the modular layout of the battery allows for advantages in packaging and economies of scale. "If you focus on an electric platform, all in all it accounts for a 40% reduction against the predecessor electric Golf," Diess said.

Cars that still qualify for the $7,500 EV tax credit

Tesla and GM EVs no longer qualify for the full credit. Here are others that do

These are electric cars and plug-in hybrids that will still qualify for the full $7,500 EV tax credit in 2019.

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Drivers' Notes Review | Putting the car first

Great-driving hatchback that happens to have an electric motor

Just a smoother, quieter Golf.

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A Golf by any other name | 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf First Drive

An electric car that puts the car first.

Electricity, delivered in a familiar package.

Next Corvette Conspiracy Theories | Autoblog Podcast #514

Plus Spend My Money and What We're Driving

Bring your foil hat!

1 in 7 Americans say they might buy an EV next, as sales of electrics surge

About the same number of drivers say they're buying a pickup next.

AAA poll indicates 30 million Americans may buy an electric vehicle within three to five years.

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric range grows to 125 miles

Still short of the Bolt's, though longer than the i3's.

Power output also grows.

The worst cars we drove in 2016

Sure, there are few truly bad cars anymore, but we definitely did not like these.

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Volkswagen introduces a freshened 2017 e-Golf with a bigger battery

It can now travel 124 miles on a charge.

The motor is more powerful, too.

Auction for first US VW e-Golf raises $41,400 for Global Green charity

EV Enthusiast Spends Big To Be First

Would having Jay Leno on hand have changed the outcome? That's what executives at Volkswagen might be asking after the German automaker auctioned off the company's first electric car in the US for around $6,000 over MSRP.

Volkswagen shows off e-Golf and e-Up! before Frankfurt

The power of ions has overcome two models in the Volkswagen range, the resulting e-Golf and e-Up slated for world premieres at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The e-Up uses a 60-kW motor producing 155 pound-feet of torque, gets from 0-to-62 miles per hour in 12.4 seconds an on to a t

Volkswagen releases more details and images of e-Golf

Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion – Click above for high-res image gallery

Volkswagen presents the first battery-powered Golf Blue-e-motion

On May 1 in Berlin, Germany transport minister Dr. Peter Ramsauer went for a drive in the first Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion with VW board member Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. The new battery-powered Golf is the first of a fleet of 500 that will be deployed starting next year in custo

Volkswagen releases details of new lithium ion e-Golf, Jetta plug-in coming

Today in Berlin, Volkswagen unveiled the first of 500 electric drive Golfs produced for a consumer test that starts next year. The battery powered Golf was shown at the launch of the National Platform for Electric Mobility, a public-private partnership to promote electric vehicles in Germany.

Volkswagen announces electrification plan, 500 Golf EVs in 2011

Volkswagen e-up! concept – Click above for high-res image gallery